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An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth


Just a few week’s ago, the Middle-earth News team was determined to discover the translation of Kili’s runestone from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And once we discovered it, it wasn’t long before fans were clamoring for a runestone of their own. Whether you want it to complete your cosplay, remind a loved one to come back safely, or just for a cool movie replica prop, Etsy store BijouxMalou has you covered. In addition to the solid labradorite runestone, the shop also offers a labradorite runestone necklace, and a polymer clay runestone necklace. (Alice Greenleaf)


Vesa Lehtimäki is an illustrator who also happens to be pretty handy with a camera. Using toys like action figures and LEGO sets, Vesa creates cinematic and realistic looking scenes. Check out more of his Hobbit and Lord of the Rings photos here, and see more of his work on Facebook and Flickr. (Alice Greenleaf)


If you love Hearthstone: Heroes of World and Warcraft, but wish wish for more of a Middle-earth spin, you’ll love these custom Lord of the Rings Hearthstone cards created by imgur user splatypus. Have fun reading each character’s abilities, and consider how you would play. (Britta)


Ana Hanson at The Model Stage blog has written a tutorial on how to become an elf. Don’t worry; she mentions defining your eyebrows (Thranduil, this is all your doing). The only thing this tutorial is lacking is how to attach those elven ears! (Evie Bowman)

Aimée Lutkin wrote and directed Lord of the Engagement Rings in which a woman shares the news of her engagement with her friends. But things go from good to bad when the women become obsessed by the ring like the LOTR characters. But did they turn out to be a Galadriel or a Gollum? (Maria)


Every week, our Middle-earth News reporters seek out Tolkien/Hobbit/LOTR goodness and tag their finds with their names. If you have something to contribute, please submit it using the Got News Precious link at the bottom of the page.

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One Comment

  1. The Lego is cool, top job Lily.